The LEGO Group to plant 50,000 trees as one of many sustainability initiatives in Vietnam

In November 2022, the construction of the new LEGO® factory in Binh Duong province in southern Vietnam will officially begin. The LEGO Group aims to ensure the factory has a minimal impact on the environment and as a part of the ambition the Group has begun the planting of 50,000 trees over a period of three years supported by Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park Joint Venture Company Limited (VSIP), in locations close to the new site. The 50,000 trees are being planted to compensate for the approximately 25,000 trees that will…

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The Coca-Cola Company Partners with The Ocean Cleanup to Tackle Plastic Pollution in Vietnam

The Ocean Cleanup recently launched its Interceptor™ Original trash collection system for testing in the Can Tho River in Vietnam, one of 15 major rivers where the solar-powered solutions will be deployed as part of a global partnership with The Coca-Cola Company.  The partnership aims to help stem the tide of marine waste by deploying projects to intercept plastic debris in primary waterways before it can reach the ocean. Alongside a deployment in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the Can Tho River in the Mekong Delta is one of the first…

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Renewable Energy Pilot Launch In Vietnam’s Apparel Sector

The Apparel Impact Institute (Aii), the Clean Energy Investment Accelerator (CEIA), and IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative are excited to announce the launch of a rooftop solar energy pilot project in Vietnam. The pilot introduces an aggregated procurement approach to enable greater use of clean energy in the apparel industry supply chain.  Major brands, Arc’teryx, Columbia, Gap Inc., Icebug, lululemon and Target Corporation, are demonstrating their leadership through this pilot, which aims to bring together 10-20 manufacturing suppliers into a group request for proposals (RFP) process for rooftop solar…

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ON Semiconductor Furthers Progress Towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals with the Bending Bamboo Program in Vietnam

As signatory to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and a dedicated company committed to helping achieve the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ON Semiconductor continuously looks for new opportunities to address pressing social and environmental issues. With numerous sites across an array of countries, our status as a global company propels us to harness these opportunities by collaborating with local communities. A grant awarded by our Global Giving Program in 2019 to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Foundation’s Bending Bamboo program in Vietnam helped support…

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Kimberly-Clark and UNICEF Extend Huggies® ‘No Baby Unhugged’ Program to Vietnam

Kimberly-Clark and UNICEF have announced the extension of Huggies® ‘No Baby Unhugged’ program to Vietnam. The partnership will invest $1 million over the next three years to improve neonatal health outcomes in the rural mountainous and central highland provinces of north and central Vietnam and reduce infant mortality. Over the past 25 years, Vietnam has achieved significant improvements in survival rates for children under five years of age, reducing from 52 to 21 deaths per 1,000 live births, between 1990 and 2018. Despite this progress, infant mortality rates in the…

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